JOPLIN, Mo. – TAMKO Building Products Inc. has aligned management of its composite decking operation and created new positions to drive growth for its decking business. TAMKO’s Executive Vice President Tim Whelan will now lead all aspects of the composite decking operation. He will be assisted by the newly promoted Senior Director Decking Brian Lowry and General Sales Manager Decking Matt Shaner.  
According to Whelan, “We recognized that our intense focus on the growth of TAMKO’s core roofing business over the past several years diverted attention and resources from the decking operation. These organizational changes were made to return the entrepreneurial spirit, passion and innovation that drove the early explosive growth of EverGrain decking.” 
Senior Director Decking
Lowry, who was promoted to senior director decking, will be responsible for all aspects of TAMKO’s decking operations, including sales, marketing, manufacturing and R&D. Lowry has been with TAMKO since 1996. He and Whelan were involved with TAMKO’s initial entry into the decking market in 2001, including the inaugural launch of EverGrain decking. 
Whelan said, “Brian was instrumental in the code development and compliance for EverGrain decking, and facilitating the creation of the composite decking industry’s trade organization, the Composite Lumber Manufacturer’s Association (CLMA).” Whelan was the original president of the CLMA in its first year of existence.
TAMKO's President and CEO David Humphreys said, "Brian has been an integral part of the TAMKO Team for the past two decades. I know that he will bring great leadership and continued and future success to our decking business."
General Sales Manager Decking
Shaner, who was promoted to general sales manager decking, will be responsible for the day-to-day sales efforts and managing TAMKO’s dedicated decking sales team. Shaner joined TAMKO in 2013 as a contractor sales specialist, and has risen quickly through the sales ranks, being promoted to territory manager for Austin and Central Texas and then, to his most recent position, as field sales manager for the southwest district. 
TAMKO’s Vice President Sales and Marketing Stephen McNally said, “Matt has shown outstanding sales and leadership abilities during his time in the roofing business.  He is a tenacious sales professional who will bring those qualities and traits to drive growth in the decking business.”  
Both Lowry and Shaner will be located at TAMKO’s corporate office in Joplin, Mo.
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